After the successful launch of another batch of repeaters Starlink company SpaceX announced the start of acceptance of applications to connect to proprietary satellite Internet. In the prospects project Elon musk needs to provide affordable Internet in any point of the globe. Beta testing begins this summer.
On the website of the project appeared the entry form to participate in the testing of satellite Internet Starlink. To do this, you must specify the e-mail address, postcode and country of residence – as we continue to deploy the constellation of satellites SpaceX promises to notify users in different regions on technical connectivity.
With performance that far exceeds the performance of traditional satellite Internet and the global network is not constrained by limits of ground infrastructure, Starlink will provide high-speed broadband Internet in areas where access was unreliable, expensive or not at all,
– according to the website.
Now in orbit is already 540 satellites, and test operation will start when their number will grow to 780 units. It is expected that the first regions of the network will be the US and Canada, and later will begin a global deployment around the world.
According to network of informants, the cost of equipment that provides access to satellite Internet Starlink, may be much higher than the one previously reported by CEO Elon Musk.
What is Starlink? This is a project of the company SpaceX, designed to provide satellite Internet entire Earth. This will be possible thanks to the constellation of satellites in orbit of the planet. Now the company has already started pre-selling its services in some parts of the United States and Canada. After the 24th launch, the company will sell its services in other countries.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to earn money for the development and operation of the company. At the same time, Musk is not the only one who wants to create an Internet in orbit: doing several other private companies.
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